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Wexner Medical Center departures: ‘The issue here is about culture’ SUMMER CARTWRIGHT Campus Editor OWEN DAUGHERTY Assistant Campus Editor KEVIN STANKIEWICZ Editor-in-Chief

Since January 2017, at least nine high-ranking employees — from department chairs to business leaders — have left Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center for jobs elsewhere, five of whom were among those that signed letters in May criticizing the medical center’s culture under then-CEO Sheldon Retchin’s leadership. One of the latest signees to announce a departure is John Campo, who, along with his wife Rhonda Campo, will be leaving in March to join West Virginia University’s medical enterprise. Cur-

rently, John Campo is the medical center’s director of psychiatry and behavioral health and Rhonda Campo is the associate executive director of business development. Both will have heightened roles in West Virginia. In an interview with The Lantern, John Campo said the decision to move on from Ohio State wasn’t taken lightly by anyone who has left, but added that he believed the university did not adequately address the concerns expressed in the letters. “I think that the university missed an opportunity to hear what I think were very sincere concerns by the folks who wrote those letters,” Campo said. “We were reaching out to [University] President [Michael] Drake and the leadership to say we’re concerned that we’re losing our way. “I think more listening and less concern about the public-relations impact of the letters probaCULTURE CONTINUES ON 3


A view from above of Ohio State’s sprawling medical campus. Since January 2017 at least nine high-ranking employees have left Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center — five of whom signed a letter that was critical of the culture between the medical center and James Cancer Hospital.

OSU researchers find food insecurity doubles Franklin County estimates MUHAMMED ALREFAI Lantern reporter The population of Columbus residents who don’t know where or when their next meal will come from is higher than initially thought, according to a new analysis. Researchers at Ohio State have discovered the actual rate of food insecurity in Franklin County is double the rate the county initially estimated. The study, titled “A Tale Of Two Food Environments,” found that 32.2 percent of Franklin County residents experience food insecurity. The original county estimate was 17.4 percent. More than 16 percent of homes had very low food security, meaning the residents were skipping meals, at risk of experiencing hunger and potentially suffering from health problems. Areas such as the southern parts of Franklinton and South and East Linden seem to be suffering the most from problems of food insecurity. People who encounter minor levels of food insecurity might rely on federal or private programs —occasionally or throughout the year — and often have reduced their quality of diet in order eat. Those who deal with higher,

“At the end of the day, if you’re feeling hungry or if you’ve got lots of concern about where your food is going to come from, it’s going to impact your physical and mental health.” Michelle Kaiser Assistant professor of social work at Ohio State


Food insecurity, or not having reliable access to nutritious and affordable food, is much higher in Franklin County than estimates initially thought. more extreme forms of food insecurity are forced to skip meals and often experience hunger. “At the end of the day, if you’re feeling hungry or if you’ve got lots of concern about where your food is going to come from, it’s going to impact your physical and mental health,” said Michelle Kaiser, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of so-

cial work. The researchers surveyed more than 650 households in a wide range of neighborhoods to assure different sociodemographic characteristics, as well as the amount of investments made into the communities, were represented. Of the households surveyed by the researchers, 26 percent were “not at all satisfied” with their

ability to easily access food and 27 percent said it “wasn’t easy” to find fresh fruits and vegetables. The county gets its numbers by looking at which demographics are most likely to be food-insecure — single-parent households, low income levels — then makes an estimate based on the demographic makeup of the county, rather than the door-todoor method conducted by the Ohio State researchers. “When doing estimates for an entire area you are missing out on the fact there are very distinct inequalities,” Kaiser said. “It’s not an estimate if people were actually telling us that yes that they run out of food at the end of the month, and yes, they’ve experienced hunger.”


Assistant professor of social work and lead author of the study Michelle Kaiser.

Food insecurity can stem from not only low income, but also has to do with the price, type and access to food. Many people who suffer from food insecurity and are not located near a supermarket and find themselves shopping at corner stores, pharmacies and carryouts, according to the study. This means people shopping from those places buy food that is of lower nutritional quality, more expensive and have fewer options overall. Areas hit hardest by food insecurity have had supermarkets close down, furthering the negative impact. Kaiser said the recent closing of a Kroger in the Linden area as one of many examples.


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Ohio State senior Alexis Mattern competes in a home meet against Minnesota and Illinois State in St. John Arena.

Ohio State women’s gymnastics honors survivors of sexual abuse JACOB MYERS Managing Editor for Content The revelations from the trials and sentencings of disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar have tainted the reputation of the sport’s governing body, but that doesn’t compare to the emotional and physical harm done to the nearly 300 girls and women whom Nassar abused, and USA Gymnastics’ failure to alert authorities. The recovery from exposed systemic issues for USA Gymnastics and, more importantly, the survivors, won’t happen in the interim, but Ohio State has decided it will be a part of that healing process and the dialogue that comes with it. The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team began wearing teal ribbons during its competitions on Jan. 27 as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the survivors of sex abuse around the world. “The team really just wanted to be supportive in any way that we could to all of the survi-

vors and really make a statement that we stand with everyone that is a victim of any type of abuse,” senior Alexis Mattern said. “And that was something that was close to our hearts. That we just wanted to make sure we were putting our foot out there to be cohesive and to show our support.”

“The team really just wanted to be supportive in any way that we could to all of the survivors and really make a statement that we stand with everyone that is a victim of any type of abuse.” Alexis Mattern Ohio State gymnast

Mattern said it was a collective team decision to wear the ribbons, after seeing multiple other programs do the same. Michigan, Utah,

Georgia, UCLA, Illinois and several other programs have worn the ribbons in the wake of the Michigan State and Nassar scandal. Mattern added that showing some sort of support for the victims is “a choice each program is OK to make.” University of Utah, where Ohio State head coach Meredith Paulicivic used to coach, is among many NCAA women’s gymnastics programs that have set up additional support resources for their athletes to create a channel for their athletes to discuss any difficult conversations. Paulicivic declined to discuss specific ways Ohio State has made resources available to the athletes on her team, but reiterated that she has established an open-door policy for her team to talk with all members of the coaching staff, academic counselors and sports psychologists at any moment. Ohio State plans to wear the ribbons for the remainder of the season.



many different people out there in the world, not everybody is as privileged as we are,” Lee said. Four years later, Lee has rebranded Ohio State student group, North Korea Future Research Organization, into the Pen-Pals in North Korea (PPiNK), which aims to bridge the gap between North Korean refugees in South Korea and American students on campus. After contacting Durihana International School, Lee said he was able to get permission to write letters and send gifts to the children and receive postcards in return. “I became president and wanted to switch it up a bit,” Lee said. “Last year when we were still the previous [organization], we had a [postcard-writing] event where a lot of people came out and a lot of people wanted to participate.

Because that garnered a lot of support, we decided to switch our focus.” On Jan. 25, Lee received some of the most recent deliveries, among them photos of the same children he spent time with in the orphanage and roughly 50 other pictures and postcards written by refugees at Durihana International School. While some students might receive a letter back from the same child, the likelihood of speaking with the same person twice is dependent on the child’s adoption status, Lee said. There were some students, though, like Yvonne Le, a fourth-year in sociology, who was among those who did. “We get a lifelong friendship with little updates on each of our lives,” Le said. “It’s nice to learn about different cultures.” While Le said she would like

to know more about the children’s escape stories, because of the refugee’s minimal experience speaking and writing English, the conversation is a more basic exchange of facts and stories. However, the hardship of the children’s journey still remains, Lee said, speaking on his firsthand experience of hearing their stories. “A lot of their stories are really eye-opening,” Lee said. “There’s a river that separates North Korea from China, that’s how usually they escape, so little kids have to cross the river when it’s freezing outside and they get shot at and stuff, so stories like that hurt my heart.” PPiNK holds an event once a month, with letter-writing taking place every two to three months, contingent on international shipping times and return rates.

Lee said he hopes that sending letters to the refugees will let them know that there are people who want to help. “We just want to show them that there are still people out there that are interested in them and care for them because they come from such a hard background,” Lee said.


After months of deliberation, a plan to redraw Ohio’s congressional map will reach the ballot in May for Ohio voters to consider. ZACH VARDA Senior Lantern reporter

Political Pulse is a weekly column with the goal of giving objective, to-the-point information to readers on current political events. Northwest Ohio’s last abortion clinic shuts down In a 5-2 decision released Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled to shut down the last abortion clinic in the state’s northwest region, upholding a 2014 state order. The clinic, Capital Care, had been ordered to shut down in 2014 for violating health laws for not having a transfer agreement with a local hospital. The clinic appealed the decision and won in lower courts, but Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office took the case to the Ohio Supreme Court in September. “Today, the Court affirmed what a vast majority of Ohioans expected – abortion should not be advanced at the expense of women’s health and safety,” Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement Tuesday. “Now that this issue is settled, Ohio Right to Life expects that this abortion clinic in Toledo will be closed immediately by the Ohio Department of Health.” Capital Care had an ongoing agreement with University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, according to the Washington Post, but state rules mandate having a transfer agreement locally. A transfer agreement is established between a clinic and a hospital, detailing a means of transport should a clinic patient need emergency services. “Once a woman has made the decision to end a pregnancy, she needs access to safe and legal health care in her community. I can’t emphasize that enough — in her community,” said Kellie Copeland, executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio. “I am gravely concerned about the imPOLITICS CONTINUES ON 3


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bly would have been prudent.” Those who signed the letters in May, and left or plan to leave the medical center, include: Ali Rezai, Theodoros Teknos, Randy Nelson, Amy Johnson and John Campo. Those who did not sign the letters, but left or plan to leave include: Richard Goldberg (who left in January 2017, before the letters were released), Michael Caligiuri, Courtney DeVries and Rhonda Campo.


Rhonda Campo is the associate executive director of business development at the Wexner Medical Center and will be leaving next month. “We wish them all the best,” university spokesman Chris Davey said in response to a request for Ohio State to comment on the nine departures. Rezai, Nelson, DeVries and John Campo all worked within Ohio State’s Neurological Institute and have or will have roles within WVU’s Rockefeller Neurological Institute. The Campos are the fifth and sixth medical center employees since January 2017 to accept new roles at West Virginia. Former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee was hired to the same role at WVU in 2013. His first marquee hire was in 2015, bringing Clay Marsh from Ohio State to lead the university’s academic medical center. Since then, doctors and executives have followed. Rezai joined the ranks in September to lead the WVU Rockefeller Neurological Institute, something that John Campo said drew the couple to the school — specifically its leaders Gee, Marsh and Rezai recognizing Rhonda’s skill sets. However, John Campo said Gee isn’t the prevailing driver in bringing Ohio State’s talent, himself included, to Morgantown. It was the culture. “There is something I think going on there in terms of the culture and how they are trying to drive success at an academic health center. That, I found compelling,” John Campo said. “Doesn’t mean

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they are right, it means it was something appealing to me. That was a hook.” Despite his departure, Campo praised Ohio State, calling it a “very good medical center and an exceptionally good medical school.” He said the decision to leave Ohio State, a place he loves, left him emotional. He said that Craig Kent, dean of the College of Medicine, whose management was criticized in the letters, “is working very hard and seems earnest in his efforts to address the concerns expressed by faculty.” “He had only been here a relatively short time when the letters came out, so the issues brought up in the letters largely preceded him. I really do wish him well and want OSUWMC to be nothing less than great,” Campo said. However, one thing Campo said Ohio State lacks is a completely fused relationship between medical center and on-campus mental-health facilities. “...That’s one unfortunate thing here at Ohio State is that you have the medical center over here and then you have student health and student mental health over on the university sides,” Campo said. “And it’s not like we don’t collaborate. There are some wonderful people there and we like working with them, but we’re separate services.” Partnership is something that Marsh, now WVU’s vice president of health sciences and former Wexner Medical Center COO, said drives its medical center’s success.


Ali Rezai left Ohio State for West Virginia in September to lead the Rockefeller Neurological Institute.

“We have focused on building a culture of openness, safety, creativity and collaboration at WVU and across our state that continues to attract top talent from many institutions who want to be a part of an exciting new adventure,” Marsh said in an emailed statement. Culture and collaboration is a clear concern for many who have left Ohio State, with the letters signed in May detailing an “Us versus Them” divide between the Editor in Chief Kevin Stankiewicz Managing Editor for Content Jacob Myers Managing Editor for Design JL Lacar Copy Chief Rachel Bules Campus Editor Summer Cartwright Assistant Campus Editor Owen Daugherty Sports Editor Colin Hass-Hill Assistant Sports Editor Edward Sutelan Arts&Life Editor Ghezal Barghouty Assistant Arts&Life Editor Sara Stacy Photo Editor Jack Westerheide Assistant Photo Editor Ris Twigg Design Editor Chandler Gerstenslager Assistant Design Editor Kelly Meaden Multimedia Editor Hailey Stangebye Social Media Editor Nick Clarkson Engagement Editor Matt Dorsey Oller Reporter Sheridan Hendrix Miller Projects Reporter Erin Gottsacker

James Cancer Hospital and Wexner Medical Center. Retchin is still employed at Ohio State as a senior adviser to Drake. In November, Drake said Ohio State is searching for a chancellor to lead its entire medical enterprise, a position that will have the same wide-ranging responsibilities Retchin held. Some of the tension, and possibly reason for departures, surrounds the relationship between the medical center and independent cancer center, which Caligiuri led before his abrupt departure. In the span of a month, Caligiuri, who when first stepping down as director announced he would stay on as a faculty member, left the medical center after more than 20 years at Ohio State to take a leadership role at City of Hope in California.

“I think that the university missed an opportunity to hear what I think were very sincere concerns by the folks who wrote those letters.” John Campo Wexner Medical Center director of psychiatry and behavioral health

In an interview with The Cancer Letter following his departure, Caligiuri was critical of the power dynamic at Ohio State and said he was “freed from some of the constraints and bureaucracy that exist within most matrix cancer centers.” Another departee for WVU, Nelson, is now the chair of its neurological research at the School of Medicine. He was chair of the Department of Neuroscience and the director of basic science at Ohio State’s Neuroscience Research Institute, which he established. Nelson, one of the pre-eminent researchers on the impact of looking at digital screens before going to sleep, has published more than 400 research articles and 11 books. Additionally, he is an editor of “Hormones and Behavior Journal of Experimental Zoology” and contributed to HuffPo. DeVries left Ohio State in January to become WVU’s chair of oncology research at the cancer institute. She was a former neuroscience professor and mentor faculty at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and her work characterized the effects of social isolation on health outcomes ranging from stroke to cancer. Johnson, a letter signee, is a reDirector of Student Media General Sales Manager

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John Campo is the director of psychiatry and behavioral health at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. searcher whose work focuses on cancer prevention and diagnosis. She left Ohio State — and academia — in September after 16 years at the university to become the senior scientific director at Janssen Research and Development, a pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson & Johnson. Teknos, also a letter signee, left in August to become the president of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. A well-known researcher on head and neck cancers, Teknos had been chair of Ohio State’s nationally ranked Department of Otolaryngology. The Wexner Medical Center is one of the university’s biggest drivers in revenue, topping $3 billion for the first time in 2016 and making up 48 percent of the university’s total budget that same year. Ohio State is developing a plan to increase faculty engagement in the medical center, according to November medical center Board of Trustees documents. At the January Board meetings, Ohio State’s Vice President of Human Resources Susan Basso said the university is crafting a plan to attract and retain top faculty. “The narrative has been: ‘The problem has been within the medical center,’ but there are always problems to fix,” Campo said. “But there are issues bigger than just the medical center that probably relate to the relationship between the university and the medical center that deserve a look and some consideration. “I think that the issue here is about culture, that the whole culture thing is one I don’t know is limited to the medical center or if it’s larger here.”

pact this will have on women in northwest Ohio. Today’s politically motivated decision is devastating to women who can’t afford to leave town, who can’t find child care for an extended time, or can’t pay for the increased costs that come with delayed care.” With the Ohio Supreme Court handing down its decision, Capital Care will be forced to close its doors in the coming weeks. Ohio legislature votes to move forward with redistricting After months of deliberation, a plan to redraw Ohio’s congressional map will reach the ballot in May for Ohio voters to consider. The bipartisan plan was created in the Ohio legislature, which wanted to come up with its own plan to block a citizen initiative from going to the ballot in November. The lawmakers worked in coordination with the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition. The plan was officially sent to Secretary of State John Husted’s office Tuesday after the House approved Senate Joint Resolution 5 in an 83-10 vote, which followed the state Senate’s 31-0 approval on Monday night. Democrat Rep. Kathleen Clyde, who is running for secretary of state, said she was proud of the coalition that worked with the legislature and their campaign volunteers, according to “They inspire me with the work they have done on redistricting and fixing gerrymandering in our state,” she said. The decision on redistricting was hailed by national advocates against gerrymandering, including a ringing endorsement from Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has dedicated much of his time post-office to fight partisan gerrymandering. JOIN THE CONVERSATION

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RECORDS Lost Weekend Records celebrates 15 years with 15 live band performances. | ON PAGE 5


Hauldren said the improvisational aspect of blues and rap continue to play a major role in the group’s writing process. “It’s usually music first, and that sets the vibe for what the song will become,” Kohoot said. The music is often followed by Hauldren and Smith freestyling.

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“It’s usually music first and that sets the vibe for what the song will become.” Jacob Kohoot Fortune Orange guitarist

Fortune Orange blends genres for high-energy sound COURTESY OF SAM MILLER

Fortune Orange performs at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus in 2017. KAYLEE HARTER Lantern reporter When alumni Sam Miller and Ryan Hauldren met freshman year through Ohio State’s Freestyle Rap and BeatBox Club, they had no idea they would become the high-energy, sixpiece band Fortune Orange. The two began working on music together, united by their love of rap, until their junior year when Miller was tasked with creating a song for his final project in Music 5638: Audio Recording Lab.

Miller and Hauldren then joined forces with blues-trained guitarist Jacob Kohoot and keyboardist Pat Jennings, who are also recent alumni, as well as bassist Drew Basile. The five then recorded their first song: “Resonate.” “I think our whole entire goal for Fortune Orange has been to kind of blend [Miller and Hauldren’s] love of rap, all of our love of pop and try to integrate some of our blues and funk stuff into one big melting pot,” Kohoot said. The group has dubbed its melting pot genre “funk-hop” and cites Anderson Paak as one of its biggest influences.

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In the coming weeks, the group plans to release a three-song EP, which will be followed by a string of the group’s latest singles. Born in an extra-bedroom-turned-recording-studio in a house shared by some of the band’s members, the singles also will feature the group’s new drummer Terron Howell. When the Ohio State alumni aren’t making music, they’re busy working a variety jobs, whether it be Basile’s career in medical imaging, Miller’s new job as an electrical engineer or Jenning’s work as a mortgage banker. But despite their day jobs, the members of Fortune Orange said they always find time to meet up at 4th Street Bar and Grill. “We’re totally friends before the band,” Hauldren said. “It’s awesome because it brings a chemistry and a willingness to want to work and meet up with each other.” Fortune Orange will be performing at Skully’s Music-Diner at 1151 N. High St. on March 4 as part of the Rock In Columbus show. Tickets are $10.


Yvonne Le, a fourth-year studying sociology, writes a letter back to her pen pal in North Korea. OLIVIA BALCERZAK Senior Lantern Reporter

There are more than 6,000 miles between North Korea and Columbus, but one student group is making up for the distance through letters. Fourth-year marketing student Sam Lee never knew much about his family members in North Korea, so in the summer of 2014, he decided to volunteer at the Durihana International School in Seoul, South Korea –– an orphanage that houses North Korean refugees. “I just want general body members to realize that there are so NORTH KOREA CONTINUES ON 2


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Thursday, Feb. 8

They Might Be Giants 8 p.m. at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. The alternative-rock group will perform tracks off its latest album, “I Like Fun.” Tickets are $26.50 plus fees via Ticketmaster.

J Dilla Tribute 9 p.m. at The Angry Baker, 247 King Ave. Hosted by local DJ Pos2, the tribute show honors producer J Dilla with a night of music, food and a full bar. Admission is free.

Franklinton Fridays 5 p.m. at 400 West Rich, 400 W. Rich St. in Franklinton. The bimonthly event features art galleries, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and local food. Admission is free.

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Saturday, Feb. 10

Lotus 7:30 p.m. at Express Live, 405 Neil Ave. The instrumental electronic jam band will perform with opener Marvel Years. Tickets are $25 plus fees via Ticketmaster.

Friday, Feb. 9


Valentine’s Day pop-up 1 p.m. at It’s All Natural, 1360 Cherry Bottom Rd. in Gahanna. Enjoy vegan desserts, including cupcakes, blondies, cinnamon rolls and more. Admission is free.

Brunch + Beats Sunday Special 12 p.m. at Pure Ultralounge, 3520 Allegheny Ave. Enjoy an afternoon of old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul music topped off with food.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 7 p.m. at Express Live, 405 Neil Ave. The English rock group will perform tracks off its latest album, “Who Built The Room?” Tickets are $35 plus fees via Ticketmaster.

Pets, Pints & Pucks 12 p.m. at BrewDog USA, 96 Gender Rd in Canal Winchester. The Columbus Humane Society teams up with BrewDog and the Columbus Blue Jackets for an afternoon of beer, adoptable animals, raffles and more. Admission is free.

Clintonville record store celebrates 15 years


Kyle Siegrist, owner of Lost Weekend Records in Clintonville, pulls the record “Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell” out of a sleeve. CLAIRE KUDIKA Lantern reporter Clintonville’s Lost Weekend Records celebrated its 15th anniversary in January, but starting Thursday, the record store takes over Ace of Cups to honor its birthday with a three-night musical celebration. Kyle Siegrist, owner of Lost Weekend Records, has been throwing anniversary shows in Columbus since 2005. But this year, he decided to go above and beyond. “This year being 15, I wanted to go big,” Siegrist said. “I thought, ‘Well, if I could do three nights, I could do five bands a night, that’s 15 bands for 15 years.’” All three nights of music will be held at Ace of Cups, located right down the street from Siegrist’s store at 2960 N. High St. Lost Weekend’s anniversary shows have been held at the venue since the bar first opened in 2011. “Every year, we’ve done a Lost Weekend Records anniver-

sary show, but this is the first time when we’ve done multiple days like this,” said Bobby Miller, the booking manager for Ace of Cups. “But it just makes sense…15 years is a big number, that’s something to be proud of.”

“I like to get a good mixture of Columbus bands that maybe wouldn’t always be on the same bill.” Kyle Siegrist Owner of Lost Weekend Records

Miller and Siegrist have been working together since Miller first began working at Ace of Cups, about 3 1/2 years ago, although the two have known each other for more than a decade, through the store and local music scene. A Columbus native, Siegrist has been very involved in the city’s music scene for a long time. The majority of the acts this weekend are from the area, a deliberate choice. Local groups in-


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clude Corbezzolo, Brainbow and Grunge Dad. “I’m very pro-Columbus musicians, I always have been,” Siegrist said. “I like to get a good mixture of Columbus bands that maybe wouldn’t always be on the same bill, but I think would … fit well.” Siegrist is confident in the eclectic lineup for his show this weekend; his main concern is bad weather dissuading people from coming. “That’s the one thing that’s totally out of my control,” Siegrist said. Miller is unconcerned with the turnout. He’s confident that people will show up to support Siegrist and his store. “Kyle’s a great dude and he’s got definitely one of the best record stores in town, and we love supporting Lost Weekend and this event,” Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep doing it another 15 years.” The three-day event will start at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ace of Cups. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Ohio State to face MIVA contenders Ball State and Fort Wayne SOLIYAH STEVENS-OGAZ Lantern reporter The fifth-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team (7-2) has rattled off four straight-set wins in a row after a 3-2 start. The Buckeyes will look for two more sweeps in the opening weekend of MIVA play against conference rivals Ball State (5-5) and No. 14 Fort Wayne (8-1) Thursday and Saturday, respectively. “Ball State, because of the longer history, I think are going to be a little more fired up to beat us and I think Fort Wayne is going to be eager to get on the winning track against good teams that they didn’t get a chance to do that last year,” Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson said. “I expect that they’re both going to be highly motivated for different reasons.” Hanson said he hopes the team is able to carry its strong blocking, offense and serving from last weekend’s matches against Charleston and George Mason. Ball State The Buckeyes and the Cardinals were two of the first programs to join the MIVA at its founding in 1961 and, as a result, have a bitter, long-standing rivalry. During the 2017 season, Ohio

State beat Ball State in three straight sets for its 33rd-straight win to break its previous record of 32-straight wins set in 1969. The team’s previous loss before the win streak came in a match versus Ball State during the 2016 season, almost two years ago. Earlier in the season, Hanson said Ohio State’s matchup against the Cardinals is one of the three most important games of the year. In preparation, Hanson said he and the other coaches have talked to the team about being patient with transitions and challenging the Cardinals with an aggressive offense. “Ball State is typically a very good defensive team, blocking and digging,” Hanson said. “They make you extend rallies and have to play good, long rallies where you have to be good in transition and you’ve got to make pretty good swings offensively.” Buckeye senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen also suggested the Cardinals’ defense might pose a challenge. “I would say Ball State is always a pretty hard team to play against because they have an atypical style of play where they dig a lot of balls, and they don’t seem really efficient,” Szerszen said. “But at the end of the day

the score is always tight.” Fort Wayne Fort Wayne is bouncing back from a difficult 2017 season in which the Mastodons won just five games and suffered multiple major injuries. “Things just kind of went sideways for them through no fault of their own, and now that they’re healthy, they’ve won,” Hanson said. The Mastodons started 2018 with an eight-match winning streak before losing to No. 10 Penn State last weekend. Hanson expects Fort Wayne to have a lot of emotion in its play as it continues to bounce back with a surprisingly successful season. “For us I think it’s about us managing our emotions and making sure we’re ready to play a team that’s looking to upset us on our home floor,” he said.




The Ohio State men’s volleyball captains raise their second-consecutive national title trophy after the 2017 NCAA national championship game.



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1. Material through which electric charge flows easily

Physical Science Across 3. Push or a pull that acts on another object

Across 2. When only the front axel is being powered by the motor (frontwheeldrive) 3. A synonym to the frame of a car (chassis) 4. Turns solar energy into electrical energy (photovoltaiccell) 5. When only the rear axel is being poered by the motor (rearwheeldrive) 6. The force that makes a plane propel forward (thrust) 7. It helps with traction (friction) 10. Energy generated from the sun’s rays (solarenergy) 12. Engineering the creation of things (engineeringdesign) 15. Transmits only mechanical power (driveshaft)

6. Transfer of thermal energy between objects that are in contact 16. Gravity, drag, lift, thrust, etc. (forces) 17. A few people working as a team, often in classrooms (groupwork) Down 1. Has evolved from horses to trains to planes (transportationtechnology) 8. An object in _____ stays in _____. (motion) 9. They are often stored in a box. (tools) 11. The force that tries to counteract thrust (drag) 13. Spin each other to transfer energy from the motor to the axel(s) (gears) 14. Newton’s 1st law explains this (inertia)

7. Simple machine consisting of a wheel that revolves around a post or axis 10. Ability to do work or cause change 12. State of matter with a definite volume, but without a definite shape 14. Energy due to motion 18. Simple machine consisting of a slanted surface along which objects are easier to push upward

2. Energy from the sunlight 4. Bouncing of light from a surface 5. Movement of warm liquids or gases to cooler areas 8. Transfer of thermal energy from warmer to cooler objects 9. Change of energy from one form to another 11. State of matter that doesn’t have a specific volume or shape in which the particles are far apart 13. Bending of light when it passes from one material to another 15. Simple machine consisting of a rope that fits onto a wheel and used to change direction of a force 16. Simple machine consisting of a bar that turns on a support called a fulcrum 17. Charged particle moving around the nucleus of an atom

22. Magnet created by an electric current

19. Flow of electric charge through material

23. Poor conductor, material through which heat of electric charge does not flow

21. Anything that has mass and occupies space

20. Point at which a lever rests in moving or lifting an object


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Ohio State going for fourth-straight win against Rutgers BRYAN SUAREZ Lantern reporter The No. 13 Ohio State women’s basketball team (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) has bounced back from a three-game losing streak with three wins in a row. Despite the recent success, the Buckeyes face a formidable opponent in Rutgers (18-7, 6-5 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. Thursday for a chance to win their fourth straight game. During their three-game win streak, the Buckeyes have averaged 17.6 assists per game, three higher than their season average. Their ball movement has improved after a rough stretch earlier in the season and will be a focal point heading into the matchup against the Scarlet Knights, who create a conference-leading 12.5 steals per game. The matchup features one of the Big Ten’s top offenses facing the top defense. Ohio State is ranked first in the conference when it comes to scoring with 86 points per game, while defensively Rutgers’ stingy defense allowed 57.1 points per game. The Buckeyes will try to limit the production of Rutgers senior guard Tyler Scaife, who missed last season due to open-heart surgery. Scaife leads the team in scoring with 19.2 points per game. Rutgers does not have another player who averages more than 7.2 points per game.


Members of the Ohio State women’s basketball team sing ‘Carmen Ohio’ after the Buckeyes’ 94-64 victory against Penn State on Jan. 31. “They have some really talented players. Scaife is one of the best perimeter players in the country; they have other kids playing well,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. Rutgers previously lost four straight games before upsetting then-No. 13 Michigan. While their conference record shows otherwise, the Scarlet Knights are not a team to be taken lightly. McGuff said limiting Scaife will be a priority, but emphasized the importance of playing strong team defense. “Really talented, great defen-

sive team, they got a lot of athletic ability,” McGuff said. “Sometimes we can overwhelm people with speed, quickness and athletic ability, but that’s not going to be the case on Thursday.” In its last game, Rutgers was able to pull off a 63-56 win against Michigan, a team Ohio State has struggled against in two meetings this season. Ohio State won in overtime at Michigan, but lost on its home floor a week later. Thursday’s matchup will be the only matchup between Rutgers and Ohio State this season, and their first meeting since Ohio

State’s 28-point win last February. Ohio State will lean on seniors Kelsey Mitchell and Stephanie Mavunga against the Scarlet Knights. Mitchell leads the Big Ten with 24.5 points per game, while Mavunga averages a double-double with 15.8 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game. Injury hampers rotation Redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman sustained a neck injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Wisconsin. She was carted off the court and

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Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano speaks to the media on Dec. 27 prior to the 2017 Cotton Bowl in Dallas. SCHIANO FROM 8

backs will be left under the care of Schiano for now. Schiano is no stranger to defensive backs. He has been the safeties coach the past two seasons, as well as the defensive coordinator. He also said he enjoys working with corners and that he has done it as the head coach of both Rutgers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schiano said even after a new cornerbacks coach is hired, he will continue to assist them. Schiano also will find that new defensive assistant coach Alex Grinch could start to relieve Schiano of some of his responsibilities in the upcoming season. Ohio State will make sure to utilize as much of Schiano as it can while he remains in Columbus. He will be around for the 2018 season, but his future beyond then remains in doubt. He did not shy away from expressing in-

terest in returning to a head coaching role in the future. “I do have aspirations of doing that because I kind of feel that’s what I’m called to do, but it doesn’t have to happen, if that makes sense,” Schiano said. “I’ve done it for 13 years, I enjoy doing it, but I love what I’m doing right now and that’s part of every decision.” Schiano’s days in Columbus are still numbered. He will not remain defensive coordinator of the Buckeyes for the rest of his career. But as long as he’s donning Scarlet and Gray, Schiano will continue to provide Ohio State with the services of one of the most versatile coaches in the country, from the recruiting trail to ingame coaching.


taken to a local hospital. Waterman has since been released from the hospital and is back with the team. After initially being put in a neck brace for precautionary reasons, Waterman said she was told she had no structural damage to her vertebrae and could remove the brace. McGuff said she is now day-to-day with a stiff neck. She said she is prioritizing her range of motion and doing her best to loosen up and get back with the team. Ohio State is already challenged with depth, given it plays a tight eight-player rotation. With the lack of depth, an injury to Waterman will be noticeable and she will be missed on the court. Waterman, who plays almost 17 minutes per game, is fourth on the team in rebounds with 3.9 per game and assists with 1.3 per game.


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Urban Meyer to receive two-year contract extension COLIN HASS-HILL Sports Editor Urban Meyer has spent the past six seasons as Ohio State’s head coach and the university plans for him to lead the Buckeyes at least five more seasons. With Meyer’s contract set to expire in three years, Athletic Director Gene Smith sat down with the coach after the Cotton Bowl and discussed an extension. At a press conference Wednesday morning, Smith said Ohio State will add two seasons to Meyer’s contract to extend it through the 2022-23 season, when Meyer will be 58 years old. Smith did not specify how much Meyer would make with the extension. “We’re going to sign an extension here soon because the university has been good enough to extend something to me,” Meyer said. Smith made a recommendation to University President Michael Drake that Meyer’s contract be extended, a motion Drake supported for Smith to pursue. Smith will present the Board of Trustees with the extension in April. Smith said it is typical for coaches to receive extensions


Urban Meyer raises a hand to the Ohio State fans after the trophy presentation of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against the University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 24-7. once their contracts have three or fewer years remaining, regardless of the sport. “But once we got south of that four years, it’s typical, I don’t care where you are, for that issue to come up about ‘He’s not going to be there when [a recruit is] a senior,’” Smith said. “It’s sim-

ple. That’s the way it’s always been. So yes, when that came up, I knew it was going to come up, it was just a matter of getting it done.” Smith said Meyer needed the extension so his remaining years are not used against him on the recruiting trail. In December,

five-star offensive tackle prospect and Clemson signee Jackson Carman said Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney told him Meyer is on the back end of his career. “He’s got three years left and it probably hurts in recruiting, so we need to sit and I brought it to him and said, ‘Hey, we need to

talk about an extension in order to alleviate some of those concerns,” Smith said. “I know how healthy he is, how excited he is to be here. So, we just need to deal with that.” Meyer made $6.4 million in base salary last season. Smith said Meyer’s extension will not be in the range of Alabama’s Nick Saban, who made $11,132,000 last season, and Jimbo Fisher, who signed a 10-year, $75-million contract with Texas A&M. At a Board of Trustees’ Talent and Compensation meeting on Thursday, Smith called Alabama’s coaching salaries a “reactionary type of management” and said Fisher’s contract is “so ridiculous.” He also said he disregards outliers, such as Saban’s and Fisher’s contracts because they skew the market for coaches. On Wednesday, he said he did not believe in 10-year contracts. Meyer has compiled a 73-9 record in his six seasons as Ohio State’s head coach with a national championship win and a pair of Big Ten titles. The Buckeyes went 12-2 last year and finished the season with a victory against USC in the Cotton Bowl.



Return of Greg Schiano bolsters already strong coaching staff EDWARD SUTELAN Assistant Sports Editor Rumors swirled about Greg Schiano’s future all offseason. The Ohio State defensive coordinator was most recently named as a possible replacement for New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Schiano also had “at least a dozen” college coaching offers, including several to become head coach, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday. None steered Schiano away from Columbus. He put all rumors to rest by saying he will coach at Ohio State for a third season. “After the season there were opportunities both in college football and in the National Football League, but at the end of the day, my family, myself, we love it here,” Schiano said Wednesday. “It’s a tremendous people at the university and town, and this has become home. So you make those decisions as a coach and keep moving. Beyond just the return of a renowned defensive mind, Schiano’s return will pay dividends for Ohio State recruiting. He also will be able to provide the cornerbacks with a temporary leader until a replacement is found for former cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs, who left in January for the same position with the Tennessee Titans. “[Schiano is] essential to our program right now,” Meyer said. “If he is not my best recruiter, he’s certainly right there near the top. He manages so much for me off the field as well as being one of the top defensive coordinators in America.”

The official news of his return was made on National Signing Day, the final day for 2018 recruits to sign with college teams. Ohio State received a boost when Nick Petit-Frere, the top-ranked offensive tackle in

“If he is not my best recruiter, he’s certainly right there near the top. He manages so much for me off the field as well as being one of the top defensive coordinators in America” Urban Meyer Ohio State head football coach

the nation, committed to the Buckeyes. His commitment was largely the result of a long-standing relationship with Schiano. Meyer said Schiano was “knee deep” in the recruitment of Petit-Frere and was one of the major reasons the program was able to land the highly sought-after offensive tackle. Schiano has worked to recruit several prospects, some while he knew he was being considered for other coaching positions at other institutions. He said no matter the distraction that all the rumors might provide, he does not allow them to interfere with his recruiting. Despite the fact a coach might look to be on his way out, Schiano said he believes those rumors don’t have much effect, even on the players’ side. “I think it’s all about the relationship you’ve established before that point. And if they have experienced you doing what


Despite a number of openings around the collegiate and professional football communities, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has put rumors to rest by saying he will stay in Columbus for a third season with the Buckeyes. you said you were going to do, then they trust you,” Schiano said. “I’m always very, very open and honest with our recruits, it’s the only way to do it and we communicate. But when you have that trust and you have that communication, those issues aren’t as paramount as people believe.” That trust between the recruits and the coaches becomes even more important

when another key coach on the staff departs. Coombs, the energetic cornerbacks coach, left for the Tennessee Titans, leaving behind those players he helped recruit and the others who were going to play at his position. With Coombs gone and no replacement currently lined up, Meyer said the cornerSCHIANO CONTINUES ON 7

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